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55 quid for a half marathon

Posted: Today at 12:06
I agree Cal the Runthrough races are great I've done a few of their Wimbledon common halfs and the support at Ealing is second only to VLM in my experience. But this is a mass participation race bang through the middle of London on closed roads and it's never going to cost 20 quid. No one is forced to do it so why moan? I got in this year and probably will cough up, it was my first half a few years ago and for various sentimental reasons I'd like to do it again. I'm a slow plodder and big flashy races like these are sometimes fun to do too and yes hopefully I will pb which in my case is sneaking under 2 hours. And they do at least give you a really nice tech teeshirt which would cost 20-30 quid to buy.

55 quid for a half marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 17:36
Where are all these London half marathons for 20 quid?

Multiple lap long run

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:55
You do realise that if your partner goes into labour it's likely to go on for hours ... and hours ... so I think you could safely venture a little bit farther afield

GPS screen misty in cold weather

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 19:29
My Garmin 110 always mists up in cold weather then clears after. I've had it about 4-5 years and it's never been a problem.

Fleet Half Marathon 2016 - 35 years of running

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 17:38
It's a lovely race, well organised, lovely route, great local support. I've done it twice and plan to do it next year. And the entry fee is pretty reasonable compared to most of the other local HMs going on around the same time. Even I can afford it

Garmin Kingston Run Challenge

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 21:22
I've done the 8 miler a few times as I'm local and the biggest hill is going up over Hampton Court bridge ????

Trail runs near to South London

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 15:07
It's mostly trail after Richmond to Kingston then cross Kingston Bridge and it's a bit of tarmac then trail to Hampton court, don't know after that. There's plenty of options for adding a few extra miles eg loops into Richmond park, Bushy park and Home park (behind Hampton court), all trail/grass.
There's also a big crossing at the A3 at Robin Hood gate for pedestrians/bikes/horses which makes it really easy to cross over between Wimbledon common and Richmond Park, I've done the half marathons there (Wim Common) some lovely trails for running on

Trail runs near to South London

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:14
Don't know if you could squeeze 40 miles out of it but Wimbledon Common/Richmond Park/Thames towpath and Bushy park are not far from you and are lovely places to run, you could link them all up with a bit of careful planning and minimal tarmac

Talkback: Promotion: The Vitality British 10K London

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 16:26
I had a great time when I did it a few years ago

VIDEO: Bolton Parkrun...

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 16:13
Nice film. Those steps look a killer. Finishing on the track is cool.
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